KARACHI: Sindh Home Department has banned pillion riding in the entire province on Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS).
The department has issued notification in the matter while the ban would come in action starting from December 2 at 10pm. The authorities have instructed Sindh Police and other law enforcers to take stern action against the violators.
Sindh Inspector General (IG) Ghulam Haider Jamali has directed officials to have a fool-proof security plan implemented. The personnel would also monitor routes of majalis.
The top police officer called for a close coordination among law enforcement agencies to avoid any unfortunate incident. Jamali said that snipers would be deployed on high-roof buildings that fall in route of the central procession.
The police have entrusted commandos, reserved platoons and other units with special responsibilities.